Thursday, February 12, 2009

Oh Bristle Disks- I Love You!

Back in December, fellow metalsmith and blogger Catherine Chandler posted a review on 3M™'s bristle disks. I finally got around to using them, and I'm so glad that I did. Check out Catherine's review on the Etsy Metal blog here. Thanks Catherine!


I used the bristle disks on my flex shaft to clean up the slowly progressing polka-dot jasper necklace links. The picture below is the pendant arranged under the links. (I was just playing with the links, they'll actually form a necklace when they're ready.)



7 comments:

Margaux Lange said...

LOVE me some 3M bristle disks! Couldn't live without 'em. Beautiful pendant!

Janice said...

Wowwwwwwww. Now THAT is dramatic!! I used to use the radial disks all the time and have sort of stopped using them...not sure why. hmmmm.

sassyglassdesigns said...

I love 3M disks; they do such a great job and the necklace is WOW!

Ashley said...

I haven't tried them yet. What size did you get? Do you find that you need all of the grits?

KMJewelryStudio said...

I bought the small sample pack. I can see myself using all of them, but I've used the three coarsest the most.

danielle embry said...

these are totally awesome! i use them for lots of hard to reach places.
btw, i tagged you. :)
check out my blog if you want to participate. no pressure, only if you want to.
keep up the beautiful work!

Catherine Chandler said...

Thank you for the shout out! I love my bristle disks too...I actually only have a few and really need to get the sample set like you have :D That necklace is looking great!